What's everyone up to these days? Does anyone have upcoming appointments? Any showers being planned?
I noticed this yesterday! I was just thinking the same thing. My belly is now so big that when I was my hands in public restrooms I get nasty counter water on it. Yuck!! I'm also gaining weight like it's my job suddenly. Scares the crap out of me. I started my fitness pal back up this morning. I have no intentions of letting this get out of control. I also have an appointment next week and will be drinking my glucose drink. I was laughing the other day reading the instructions....I need to fast for 2 hours and then drink in 5-10 minutes, it says may cause nausea, vomitting, Diarrhea, fainting and that made me chuckle because would that be before drinking it....while drinking it or after drinking it?? That stuff is so gross I get the hot sweats just looking at it in my fridge!! Here's to hoping I pass. My elective u/s tech had me worried...she kept asking my EDD, how much Piper weighed at birth....how high up the baby was....makes me think she thought baby was bigger than it should be. I had a terrible time getting Piper out at 5 pounds 9 ounces!!
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Ew I hate nasty bathroom counter water! My belly is growing too - even the most non-observant of people are starting to notice. It's funny, because people are telling me they think I popped out overnight, while others were raising their eyebrows in disbelief that I was only so far along months ago!! I'm definitely carrying lower with this baby than I did with Liam. But she still all out front, so I feel lucky there. And I am with you on the weight gain. I'm on track for another 40-45 lb gain. I guess I shouldn't stress it TOO much since that's the trend for me. But I'm always embarassed when they go in and see how much I've gained since the last appointment. I have an OB checkup today, actually, and I really can't remember what I weighed last time, so I'm scared!
Oh the joys of the glucose drink, haha! What will you eat before you have to fast for 2 hours? Last time I ate eggs, but then someone told me that was cheating. But is it really? My OB just always tells me not to eat anything sugary beforehand. I hope you pass with flying colors, but that would probably have me worried, too! Did she tell you how far ahead you were measuring? Or did she do actual measurements? Will you have another OB ultrasound? I hope you have an easier time pushing this baby out, too!
Btw, I'm 99% sure I found our doula. There are actually 2 that I just loved, but I'm leaning heavily towards one over the other. But, I only had a phone interview with the other one so, to be fair, maybe I should meet her in person before making our decision. Or if I found someone we love, do we just go with it?
Hi guys!!! I hear you on the weight gain...I feel so huge this time! Have you guys found maternity jeans that actually stay up? I just took my three year old to get new shoes and I swear I was mooning everyone every single time I bent over....so annoying!! I am not looking forward to the glucose test either and was really surprised that they actually let me take it home and drink it before coming to my appointment. At my last Dr., I had to drink it there and sit completely still for the hour while they observed me before they drew my blood and now they say to just come in an hour after I drink it?
I am so happy that it is Friday...I had a mini breakdown this morning because I feel like I need a break! Trying to get four kids out the door with hair brushed, teeth brushed, appropriate clothes and food in their bellies is so hard sometimes....of course two of the girls forgot their homework so I ended up driving to the school so they wouldn't get in trouble!!! I decided to make a hair appointment tomorrow to have some me time!!!
Hope everyone else has a nice weekend!
I think I'm in the minority because I looooooooved the glucola drink! I could've had two of those!
My weight gain so far is about 6-7 lbs, but I'm sure my end weight will be the same as it was for DD - so about 20 more lbs. I don't have the appetite I had with her, but we'll see. I still have a long way to go!
I stopped flying, but I'm still doing ground ambulance transports and I got a new flight suit - it fits soooo poorly! You would think the seamstress was creating a flight suit for someone with a large pannus instead of a belly that goes out. Oh well, it's only 5 more months. Regardless, my job and other marketing work keeps me very busy and stressed which means headaches, random puke episodes, and BHs. I'm trying to take it easy and do things in spurts and take care of myself. Which means taking Calms Forte and Rescue Remedy to stay relaaaaaaaxed...
Baby is kicking lots now and that's been so great and reassuring. My hips have been a challenge, but I've been aggressive with chiropractor visits and acupuncture to keep things in alignment. My next midwife appointment is Oct 29th and then I have my followup fetal echo on Nov 1st. I'm seeming to carry this one similarly to DD, so very tucked in there. People say they can't tell I'm pregnant sometimes, but it totally depends on what I'm wearing. I'll post a pic soon - I know I haven't posted one in a while! But my boobs have grown!!
No plans for a shower anytime - maybe sometime in January? I don't know how it'll all go down, but I don't imagine doing it before then.
Heather- I interviewed only one doula and loved her so I didn't bother interviewing others. If you found one you loved - go for it!!
Johanna - Piper only weight 5lbs 9ounces? Man oh man, I'm jealous. Ceci was 8lbs 3oz! I'm guessing baby 2 will be the same!
I've gained about 14 so far. But I'm doing better at this stage than I did with the other two, but I also started out heavier this time than I did with them.
I have another u/s a week from tomorrow (10/23) to check on the fluid in baby's chest, then an appt with my OB on 11/5 (I'll have to do my glucose test that day).
I don't have any showers planned and I don't really expect to get one, with this being #3. I'm OK with that though.
Other than that, the next couple of weeks are going to be super busy...I have to go to Charles Town, WV bright and early tomorrow morning and I won't come back until later Friday. I hate being gone this long, but on the bright side, I think this will be my last trip for quite a while. My boss asked me to write up a job description so they can hire a junior level trainer so I won't have to travel so much. I've never been happier to write a job description before in my life!!! The week after, I'm just busy in general, but have a lot of personal things going on...including tickets to Game 1 of the World Series if the Cardinals win the NLCS!
Oh my goodness ladies I feel like I have not been on here in forever! I keep popping in now and then when I have a second just to try and keep up. Sounds like everyone is having their blood glucose done soon. I have an appointment on the 18th so I'll ask about mine. I'm in the middle with the drink for the test. If it were fizzy I think I would like it lol. With my second they gave a me a grape flavor and it was really good!
Things have been going ok over here. My belly is out of control! lol I'm like some of you I just popped out over night. This baby girl is carrying 100% different then my boys. I just ordered some maternity pants from Motherhood Maternity. They should be here today so I'll let you all know how they feel. They are skinny leg and the secret fit.
Baby girl is moving around like crazy! I could already feel her through my skin at 18 weeks
For now I'm just enjoying my boy time and missing my husband. Counting down the days until he comes back. I am also getting together the final stages of my oldest son's 3rd birthday party.
I'll try and poo on here more often. Sounds like we are all busy ladies as of late
My little guy hasn't given me any rest, he moves and kicks me sooo much! I guess he's trying to reassure me all is okay. I don't have my next check up until Nov 5th. I may be able to sucker the doc in to giving me an u/s too, but my f/u u/s at the specialty clinic isn't until Nov 13th :/
I am glad this is going by quickly. Work has got me so down I am about to say to hell with it all and get out of the AF. So now most days I'm literally counting the days.
I'm scared to step on a scale. I know I am out of control this time, eating crap and loving it..... It was so much easier to be healthy with my boy pregnancies!
I had an ultrasound on the 2nd and they couldn't see baby-girls heart so I go in again on Oct 29 to get a better look. I don't think it was anything to worry about tho.